Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Treatment for osteogenic sarcoma

Specific treatment for osteogenic sarcoma will be determined by your child’s physician based on:

  • Your child’s age, overall health and medical history.
  • Extent of the disease. 
  • Your child’s tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies. 
  • Expectations for the course of the disease. 
  • Your opinion or preference.

Treatment may include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following methods:

  • Surgery – i.e., biopsy, resections, bone/skin grafts, limb-salvage procedures, reconstructions.
  • Amputation. 
  • Chemotherapy. 
  • Radiation therapy. 
  • Resections of metastases – spreading of the tumor to other locations. 
  • Rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy and psychosocial adapting. 
  • Prosthesis fitting and training. 
  • Supportive care – for the side effects of treatment. 
  • Antibiotics – to prevent and treat infections. 
  • Continued follow-up care – to determine response to treatment, detect recurrent disease and manage the side effects of treatment.